BBC.- UK trade with the EU faces «significant disruption» when the Brexit transition period ends in January, a government spending watchdog has said.
BBC.- The UK has struck its first major post-Brexit trade pact after signing a deal with Japan that aims to boost trade between the countries by about £15bn.
BBC.- Ministers are planning new legislation that could override a key part of last year’s EU withdrawal agreement.
BBC.- The UK and Japan are set to begin talks on Tuesday aimed at reaching agreement on a post-Brexit trade deal.
BBC.- The UK’s largest business, trade and education bodies have set out their priorities for a post-Brexit immigration system. They called for flexibility for skilled workers to enter the UK through a points-based system, and a reformed sponsorship process.
BBC.- City centres across the UK will be transformed in the coming weeks as wooden stalls are erected and visitors from Europe arrive to bring a continental flavour to our streets. Christmas markets have quickly become a familiar sight in many cities, but the uncertainty around Brexit means they have faced extra challenges this year.
BBC.- An internal UK government memo on the consequences of Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal renegotiation singles out the removal of the word «adequate» from the UK-EU Political Declaration to describe mechanisms for enforcing common social, environmental, and labour standards after Brexit.
BBC.- Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal is «acceptable» and the country should push ahead with it, leading banker Sir Ian Cheshire has said. Sir Ian, chairman of Barclays’ UK operations, told the BBC that business leaders wanted to see certainty.
BBC.- The UK should not expect that its «special relationship» with the US means it will get more favourable terms when it comes to trade. That was the warning from former US trade chief, Michael Froman, talking exclusively to the BBC.
BBC.- Productivity in the UK fell at its fastest annual pace in five years in the April-to-June quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics. The figure – measured by output per hour – fell by 0.5%, after two previous quarters of zero growth.